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    Ramon's Mojito

    "To make a good mojito, the mint leaves must be stripped from the stalk to avoid a sour taste," says taxi driver Ramon. "Then you need to add a dash of Angostura bitters to fuse together the different flavours."

    • Vegetarian


    • 10-12 fresh mint leaves, plus
    • A sprig for garnishing
    • Juice of 1 lemon, strained
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 3 ice cubes
    • 60ml white rum such as Metusalem
    • Angostura bitters
    • Soda water


    1. Put the mint leaves in a tall, straight glass and 'muddle' them to release their oils. This simply means crushing and bruising the leaves. You can buy a muddling stick - which resembles a wooden pestle - but the handle of a wooden spoon will do too.
    2. Add the lemon juice and sugar and stir. Add the ice cubes, rum and 4-6 drops of Angostura bitters. Top up with soda water. Stir again to lift the mint. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and serve.

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